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News: Friday, Aug. 13

Click to view interactive Census map. (Source: | OUL)

Click to view interactive Census map. (Source: | OUL)


Lancaster County gains 33,000+ residents in 2020 Census: The county's population gain is the 4th largest in Pennsylvania numerically and 7th largest in percentage terms. (Source: Spotlight PA)

FreePA organizes protest of LG Health staff vaccine mandate: About 30 people protested the health system's requirement Thursday in Penn Square. The group says more than 10,000 people have signed a petition opposing the policy. (Source: WITF)

Man accused of killing father: Police say Lancaster city man Donald Meshey Jr., 32, killed and dismembered his father, Donald Meshey, 67, putting the head in the freezer and referring to the body as a "cadaver doll." (Source: WGAL)

Pa. Dept. of Education leaves masking decisions to school districts: The department is echoing the CDC's masking recommendations, but officials say allowing local control recognizes that conditions vary across the state. (Source: CBS 21)

National/world roundup: Taliban captures 4 more cities. (Source: AP) FDA approves Covid-19 booster for immunocompromised patients. (Source: UPI) U.S. Supreme Court lets Indiana University's vaccine mandate stand (Source: NPR), partly blocks New York's eviction moratorium. (Source: ABC News) Covid-19 clouds school openings. (Source: US News)